The Bum Drum Conundrum (w/ Safe Gigs For Women Donation)
Author: Melanie Proulx & Ashley Lanni
INCLUDES A £1 DONATION TO SAFE GIGS FOR WOMEN
Malina LOVES to play with her friends, but she doesn't like the Bum Drum game.
The Bum Drum Conundrum teaches children about consent and that saying "no" is ok.
Category: Tiny Tree
Malina loves to play with her friends, but she doesn't like their new game — Bum Drum.
All the children play it, but it makes Malina feel uncomfortable. After telling her mum, Malina learns that saying "no" is OK and her friends understand how important it is to respect your friends and their feelings.
The Bum Drum Conundrum teaches children about the value of consent, and that saying "no" when you don't like something is ALWAYS ok.
Ordering from this link includes a £1 donation to Safe Gigs for Women.
Safe Gigs for Women is an initiative established by regular gig goers with the aim of creating a safer environment for women at live music events.
Safe Gigs For Women aims to:
Work with live music fans to spread the word that it's not ok to grope, threaten or harass others. Encourage victims to speak out, and supporters to advocate that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Work with live music venues to ensure they take reports of sexual harassment and other threats to women seriously. Safe Gigs For Women work with venues to create a standard in the industry for safe venues. SGFW will then campaign to get the standard adopted nationwide.
Get bands on board to recognise Safe Gigs For Women's standards, talk about their work and get their audiences recognising and spreading what is acceptable.
About Melanie Proulx and Ashley Lanni
Melanie Proulx is an English literature graduate student. As one of her research interests include children’s literature, she became frustrated with the lack of feminist, inclusive, children’s literature available. She and her colleague Ashley thus decided to do something about it and begin writing stories of their own.
Ashley Lanni is a history graduate student. She has been writing creatively most of her life but never attempted to get her work published until now. Being a feminist and a member of the LGTB community, Ashley was also frustrated with the lack of feminist, inclusive, children’s literature and decided to collaborate with Melanie.
About Amelia Hart
Amelia Hart is an illustrator who enjoys experimenting with all kinds of mediums. Through her work, she loves to tell stories using elements of design and nature. Her soft colours bring a harmonious visual that creates a more serene and pleasing appeal to her illustrations. She is inspired by everyday life and succeeds to reflect that in her work. She has set her life’s goal to continue to grow and evolve as an artist and looks forward for what is to come in her future illustration career.